Grammarly is a writing support tool that helps with spelling, grammar, punctuation, and concise writing. It can also make suggestions to improve clarity, adjust your tone, detect plagiarism, and other helpful insights to assist you in all assignments that include a writing component of any size.
NWHSU is pleased to offer students and faculty free access to this premium academic version of Grammarly. Please note: New students may not be able to create an account until the first day of their first trimester.
How Can I Use Grammarly?
You can use Grammarly online, a desktop app or extension. Click on the following links to learn how to install each one.
|Online Editor (Online Only)||Desktop App|
|Browser Extension (Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Edge)||Microsoft Word & Outlook (PC)|
|Microsoft Word (Mac)||IPad|
|IOS Keyboard||Android Keyboard|
What does the EDU version offer that the free version does not?
Both the free version and the EDU version offer corrections or suggestions related to grammar, spelling and punctuation.
The EDU version also offers guidance on:
Can I use this as a plagiarism checker?
Yes. It's included as an option online and in Word. However, in testing, it would only catch paragraphs deliberately copied from open source documents 60-70% % of the time. It will also "catch" common words and phrases that aren't plagiarized. The checker should only be used for guidance and not to definitively catch plagiarism.
Is there a way to turn off Grammarly from automatically starting in Outlook or Word?
Yes. If you select the tab at the top of Outlook or Word that says Grammarly, you will see that you can adjust the settings.